8 panel passenger map of the London underground, 27.8 x 34.7 cm, printed in colours, on the most trivial wear at intersections of folds, text on verso includes places of interest and general information (relating to lost property, workmen’s tickets etc); this example with 1920 1st World Scout Jamboree overprint.
This is the first map published since the end of the Great War. The Johnston font now appears in the Underground logo on the map side and on the cover, where the solid red circle has been replaced by the roundel in more or less the form it has remained to this day. The end of wartime restrictions allowed a return to printing in colours, and for the first time the Piccadilly Line appears in a deep blue.
The map was printed in 1919 but this example was issued in 1920, with an overprint advertising the first ‘Boy Scouts’ International Jamboree’, attended by 8000 Scouts from 34 countries and held at the Olympia Halls in Kensington. Tents were pitched on turf laid indoors under the glass roof of the arena, there was a display of wild animals, and Baden-Powell was proclaimed Chief Scout of the World.